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Mammoliti to be turfed from city council?

Posted by Chris Bateman / February 4, 2013

toronto giorgio mammolitiThe city's compliance audit committee has unanimously recommended pursuing legal proceedings against councillor Giorgio Mammoliti after a forensic audit of his election finances found his campaign overspent by $12,065, an apparent contravention of the Municipal Elections Act.

The news comes just days after the same team of auditors found mayor Rob Ford overspent on his election campaign by $40,168.

During discussions today, the audit committee heard how Mammoliti's aborted run for mayor may have confused his election team when it came time to file paperwork. The York West representative switched his focus to a seat on council shortly after the campaign period started in 2010.

The Municipal Elections Act contains strict rules on what a candidate can spend on an election. As a citizen seeking the office of councillor, Mammoliti was restricted to $27,464.65

The overspend identified by Froese Forensic Partners equates to roughly 40 per cent of his total budget and centres on misreported spending on an American Express credit card the team used during the campaign.

Late last month Mammoliti claimed he had been followed and his telephone tapped as part of an ongoing conspiracy against him by former and current staff at city hall. So far there has been no evidence in support of that claim.

The committee's recommendation now lies with a lawyer who will decide whether to push for non-criminal charges against the councillor. If Mammoliti is found in breach of the Municipal Elections Act he could be fined or removed from office.

Chris Bateman is a staff writer at blogTO. Follow him on Twitter at @chrisbateman.

Image: Giorgio Mammoliti's Facebook

Discussion

35 Comments

Bubba / February 4, 2013 at 04:31 pm
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Gino Boy Mammoliti is a snake, Public Enemy #3 after the Ford bothers.
Miss Kriss / February 4, 2013 at 04:46 pm
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Don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out, Mammo.
Benedict / February 4, 2013 at 04:49 pm
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CONSPIRACY OF JUSTICE!
lol / February 4, 2013 at 05:05 pm
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bless!
Kyler / February 4, 2013 at 05:07 pm
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Hang him by his drawers to a 100m flagpole!
Simon Carr / February 4, 2013 at 05:07 pm
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This will give him more time to creepily stalk parade marchers, video camera in hand.
Picard102 / February 4, 2013 at 05:07 pm
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Is there a list of the people being audited? Curious to see how the numbers shake out.
Rick / February 4, 2013 at 05:13 pm
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I hope they do turf this disgrace and NEVER let him enter politics again. This guy is not only a slimy grease-ball of a snake, but an outspoken idiot that gets paid too much money.

I'm glad he gets the kick to the curb, hopefully to stay there.


steve replying to a comment from Picard102 / February 4, 2013 at 05:28 pm
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I am sure it is there for you to find out. What makes you think others need auditing? If you know something it is your duty as citizen to report wrong doings, illegal activity.
Greg / February 4, 2013 at 05:38 pm
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"Thumbs" is a two-faced, inept, backward thinking man who has little regard for the city or the constituents that he represents, only himself. He, along with three others in the Chamber, I would not miss. I may differ on many of the views of a few other Councillors but at least they are working in a honest manner and care about moving this city forward.
Dr. Colon Oscopy / February 4, 2013 at 05:40 pm
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I'm pretty sure all the evidence needed to convict Mammaboy is still safely stored inside the Mayor...where everything from Jimmy Hoffa to forbidden corporate donations are fermenting in a vast abyss of bitter conservative bullshit and lies.
Chris replying to a comment from steve / February 4, 2013 at 05:41 pm
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Mammo's the biggest weasel, by far on Council. This guy stands for nothing other than maintaining his ability to feed at the public trough (LOL about this guy railing on unions and "freeloaders" when his entire adult life has been on either a union or public payroll) and apparently, perv on Lesbians with his video camera. A pox on both Miller and Ford for giving this idiot any degree of prominence by putting him on their Exec Committees. Every time he gets a microphone in front of him, he just shows himself to be the biggest idiot on Council.

Since the kind people of Ward 7 are apparently too stupid or complacent to toss this idiot out of office, we might need the courts to do it. By the way, if there is anyone from his Ward on this blog - how's that flagpole working out for you?
Pictard101 replying to a comment from Picard102 / February 4, 2013 at 06:14 pm
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Nice try, but that's a common tactic by the Conz lately. If losing the audit, then try to tar all candidates with the same brush. Then try to make them pay for it too. Sad.
SimonSoWise replying to a comment from Simon Carr / February 4, 2013 at 06:21 pm
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Most people probably don't even remember him doing that. What a supercreep weirdo. http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/07/05/posted-toronto-political-panel-mammolitis-movie-making/
McRib / February 4, 2013 at 06:22 pm
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Mammers!
harhar / February 4, 2013 at 07:26 pm
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Holy crap - this could actually be better than Ford getting booted.
EricM / February 4, 2013 at 07:59 pm
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Ahh so now we know what that whole phone tapping conspiracy was all about. Awesome smokescreen Mammo... Sheesh.
gbenji / February 4, 2013 at 10:28 pm
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Finally that slime bucket is getting what he deserves. Good riddance!
Tunabopper / February 4, 2013 at 10:29 pm
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Adam Vaughan and the Toronto East York Community Council love this sort of diversion. Mammo's a nutjob and Ford's a fat lout. And? Vaughan has 51 MILLION in a section 37 trust fund, given him by DEVELOPERS to spend as he likes. He is busy tearing down restaurant row in the theatre district to add to his trough. The so-called left in the hall are busy with the right hand pontificating about bike lanes and plastic bags, while reaching into your pocket with their left hand. Think folks, the real devil(s) in this metropolis hide in plain sight!
hrm replying to a comment from Tunabopper / February 4, 2013 at 11:04 pm
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Could you elaborate on this? Are you accusing Adam Vaughan of breaking the law by taking bribes or something? I'm serious - not sarcastic.
Chris replying to a comment from hrm / February 4, 2013 at 11:13 pm
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Don't hold your breath waiting for that one.
Zang replying to a comment from Tunabopper / February 4, 2013 at 11:30 pm
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Oh please. Section 37 is:

a) Legal.

b) A fund for developing local amenities. We allow you to build a few extra storeys on your building, you promise to put money for a new park in the area, community center, water fountains, sidewalk planters, etc. Don't pretend it's shady back room dealings. It's a way for locals to profit (via amenities) from the growth of the area they live in.

c) The money is not his to "spend as he likes". Section 2.3 of the Section 37 implementation Guidelines clearly state that money be spent to build durable capital facilities, and anything beyond the list of facilities in the Official Plan must be approved by council.

The only reason Vaughan's ward has more section 37 money than others is because developers *want* to develop in his ward. The same can't be said for say, Agincourt.
harhar replying to a comment from whores / February 5, 2013 at 07:43 am
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Agreed. But, he's still there despite some really good efforts at f'ing it all up. Someone has to eventually pay for this crap. Right?
SomeGuy replying to a comment from Tunabopper / February 5, 2013 at 09:53 am
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Tunabopper, you are so right but no one else sees it, another one like Vaughan is Shelley Carroll you need to watch out for her too! She's got her fingers in deals at Don Mills and Sheppard, HUGE development there and then at the opening of the same group at Keele and Finch! I hope others take notice of this!!
SomeGuy replying to a comment from hrm / February 5, 2013 at 09:55 am
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HRM...yeh Vaughan sits on the board of an apartment building he helped put up. Come to the meeting every year, but doesn't own a condo there?!?!? My friend seemed to think it was cool he was there, I told them no he's there because he is looking after an investment he was given. Nothing on paper but for sure he owns a bunch of condos downtown. Biggest crook of them all!
tunabopper replying to a comment from Zang / February 5, 2013 at 10:37 am
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Okay...so show me what he spent it on. Where is the accounting? Who gets to choose the contractors for these community upgrades? Are there open tenders or does uncle Festus build the overpriced project? 51 million...name one community upgrade he has in the works. So I guess tearing down heritage buildings on King is in keeping your lefty sensibilities. All power to the developers ...oh wait, let's discuss what Ford had for lunch.
Alex replying to a comment from tunabopper / February 5, 2013 at 11:45 am
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Why don't you ask him instead of asking random strangers on a blog? Just email him and ask, if he says a project is in the works than it's fairly easy to verify by checking with the city. $51 million is a lot, and chances are they have community meetings about it and will take forever on choosing how to spend it (politicians aren't known for making decisions that don't please everyone).

Good riddance to Mammo, that guy is a straight up crook and I will be very happy when he's gone. I don't understand how someone like that stays elected, what is wrong with his ward?
um...hello replying to a comment from Alex / February 5, 2013 at 02:52 pm
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He get's elected in his ward because he CHEATED!!!!!!!!!!!
vampchick21 replying to a comment from tunabopper / February 5, 2013 at 03:11 pm
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Post proof or gtfo
SomeTuna replying to a comment from SomeGuy / February 5, 2013 at 05:21 pm
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SomeGuy and tunabopper,

You're following the wrong lead. Doug Ford and Sandra Pavan have a slush fund that they've been doling out for years. All she does is troll around in her car all day looking for people to narc on, and narc she does. Like, 20 people a day. Bes thting about it? Doug pays her off and the North Etobicoke Tenants Association get a share too.
Water into beer replying to a comment from vampchick21 / February 5, 2013 at 09:53 pm
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You might want to get your head out of the sand, shave your pits and lose those Birkenstocks. The corruption in the hall is beyond party lines so get real. There are no black hat/white hat distinctions...just a lot of grey.

http://torontoobserver.ca/2012/11/09/section-37-funds-cause-a-stir-in-scarborough/
me / February 5, 2013 at 10:52 pm
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"turfed". So. How'd the latest BlogTO Prediction work out so far? best ask MONEEEESHA I suppose, eh?
vampchick21 replying to a comment from Water into beer / February 6, 2013 at 09:00 am
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Nice stereotyping douchebag. Too bad your personal vision of what an evil left winger is supposed to look like is so far off base it makes you look like the moron you are. I'm aware that corruption does not know party affiliation. I'm saying that if one is going to accuse anyone of anything, a little fucking proof is advisable.
Betty / June 10, 2013 at 08:12 pm
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fwdurl.net / February 17, 2014 at 05:50 pm
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Too many anglers fish quenelles pay too little attention to the transplant.
It was a whopper.

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